There are only two states—Delaware and New Jersey—that have prohibited marriage before the age of 18 with no exceptions. Until every state enacts legislation to protect children, particularly young girls, from child, early and forced marriage, thousands of children in the United States are at risk of missing out on education and the chance to be a child.
The Zonta USA Caucus and UNICEF USA have joined forces to raise awareness and enact change to end child marriage in the U.S., with the ultimate goal of ensuring that girls fully enjoy their childhood free from the risk of child marriage.
In partnership with UNICEF USA, the Zonta USA Caucus has launched a national Public Service Announcement billboard campaign to stop child marriages in the United States.
Visit stopchildmarriages.org to learn the facts about child marriage in the United States and call on your state representative and state senator to support legislation to end child marriage with zero exceptions in your state.